We love Netflix’s Cobra Kai and when we had the opportunity to speak with Owen Morgan, who plays the role of Bert, we jump kicked at the chance. This is a great series that kids and parents can watch together that has so much action with a fantastic story. It was great to get a little behind the scenes with Owen on his role as well as a bit about his career.
BSCKids: Owen, tell us a bit about how you got the role of Bert.
Owen Morgan: I signed up to do a day of background work for a new tv show about karate in Atlanta. I didn’t find out that it was about the Karate Kid until I was on set. After that day, I was asked to stay on as background and a few weeks later they auditioned me for the role of Bert!
Do you and Bert have anything in common with each other?
Bert is very much like me. He’s the weakest seeming and the smallest but he proves that stature isn’t everything.
How do you get in character for playing the part of Bert?
When I step onto set with the rest of the team, Bert just appears.
What does the character of Bert bring to the Cobra Kai series?
He’s the underdog that people like to root for. Even when he’s outmatched or being thrown through a window you see his strength and determination.
So what is the coolest thing you have seen on set when the cameras have been turned off?
I got to watch Billy and Ralph rehearse a fight scene in one of the earlier seasons. It was so cool to see the original Karate Kid duo go at it.
Who has taught you the most in your career?
Everyone on the show teaches me something, but Billy has taught me so much about the business and how to conduct yourself.
What has been your favorite season of the show so far?
Definitely season 3. I got to act with a hamster and get thrown through a window and into a Christmas tree. That fight scene was so much fun to film.
If you could guest star on any Netflix series past or present which one would it be and why?
I would like to be the eighth sibling in the Umbrella Academy!
Tell us something people would be surprised to learn about you?
I got my black belt two years ago after nine years of training
Besides Cobra Kai is there anything else you are working on that you can tell us about?
I am auditioning for some fun stuff, so fingers crossed!
Special thanks to Owen Morgan for talking about his role on Netflix’s Cobra Kai with us.